Sarah Maroun named 2023 Woman of Distinction

May 9, 2023

SARANAC LAKE -- The college is proud and excited to announce that Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah Maroun has been named a 2023 Woman of Distinction in the field of education by state Assemblyman Billy Jones.

The Women of Distinction Awards is an annual celebration hosted by Jones to honor women who work tirelessly to help their communities and help make the North Country a great place to live. 

Sarah's journey at the college began in 2003 as a member of the Humanities Department. She taught courses in humanities, English literature, and composition for over 14 years, with a portion of that time spent serving as the Humanities Department Coordinator. Sarah helped revive the Outdoor Club, and was instrumental in organizing numerous outdoor activities, including rafting down the Hudson River.

In 2014, Sarah assumed the role of Associate Dean where she acted as a support for faculty and staff, as well as coordinating professional development efforts like working with North Country high schools to offer college courses. A couple years later in 2019, Sarah moved to her current role as the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, overseeing the academic area, facilitating new program development, coordinating academic assessment efforts, leading accreditation efforts, and collaborating with community organizations on new initiatives and grant opportunities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah stepped up to lead the transition from in-person learning to online instruction. Her colleagues say she brings her whole self to her work as an individual who tries to succeed in making the lives of others better.

Outside of college, the Tupper Lake native enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, Kevin, daughter, Nadia, and their fluffy white dog, Kona. In her free time, Sarah enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, and biking.

Sarah will be recognized at Assemblyman Jones' 2023 Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on May 11 at Clinton Community College.

Sarah Maroun, interim VP of Academic Affairs, in a series of photos with her family